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Overview

Benefits of Red Clover And Its Side Effects

Red clover is used for cancer prevention, indigestion, high cholesterol, whooping cough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).It can also be used for symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes; for breast pain or tenderness (mastalgia); and for premenstrual syndrome (PMS).Red clover is also applicable to the skin for skin cancer, skin sores, burns, and acute skin diseases including eczema and psoriasis.

Benefits of Red Clover And Its Side Effects

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Red Clover
Nutritional Value of Red Clover
Health Benefits of Red Clover
Reduces Menopausal Symptoms
Hypertension
Lowers the Risk for Cancer
Treats Skin Inflammation
Fights Respiratory Infections
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Maintain Bone Strength
Makes Hair Strong
Prevents Cancer
Uses of Red Clover
Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Clover
Cultivation of Red Clover

Red Clover

Red clover, scientific namem Trifolium pratense, is a herbaceous species of flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae. It is a herbaceous, short-lived perennial plant,with size much varying, growing to 20–80 cm tall. The leaves are alternate, trifoliate (with three leaflets), each leaflet 15–30 mm long and 8–15 mm broad, colored green with a characteristic pale crescent in the outer half of the leaf. The petiole is 1–4 cm long, with two basal stipules that suddenly narrow to a bristle-like point. The flowers are dark pink with a paler base, 12–15 mm long, produced in a dense inflorescence. Red clover is highly valued for its nitrogen fixation abilities which enhances soil fertility and is often used as a fodder crop.

Nutritional Value of Red Clover

In addition to isoflavones and genistein, red clover also contains calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C which provide ample health benefits to humans.

Health Benefits of Red Clover

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Red Clover
Health Benefits of Red Clover

Reduces Menopausal Symptoms

The hormonal impacts of red clover are significant, specially for women. The isoflavones found in red clover is similar to estrogen, so for those women who may struggle to maintain estrogen levels, red clover can aid to balance their hormonal shifts and prevent mood swings, as well as reduce breast pain. This is also useful for women undergoing PMS as well as menopause, as both of these times can cause dangerous or unpredictable fluctuations in hormone levels.

Hypertension

The anti inflammatory properties of red clover is beneficial in relieving stress and anxiety and thus curbs the tendency of hypertension.

Lowers the Risk for Cancer

Isoflavones play some role in preventing cancer cells from multiplying or growing and also might be able to induce apoptosis (self-destruction of cancer cells).Red clover use for carcinogenic treatments include those related to hormonal changes, such as prostate, breast and endometrial cancer.

Treats Skin Inflammation

Red clover’s isoflavones are beneficial for slowing down signs of aging on the skin, as well as lowering inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and various rashes. Red clover’s effects on estrogen levels provide most of its anti-inflammatory, UV protective, collagen-boosting and wound-healing potentials. It is also used to boost the health of the skin follicles, the scalp and nails

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Fights Respiratory Infections

Red clover is used for prevention and treatment of respiratory conditions like whooping cough, colds, asthma and bronchitis.It has natural cleansing effects within the body and thus reduces anxiety and discomfort during illness,It also helps to loosen phlegm and calm bronchial spasms, improve sleep quality, and help flush extra mucus and fluids from the respiratory system.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Red clover can help improve arterial health,reduce the risk for atherosclerosis (hardening or thickening of the arteries), enhance circulation, control high cholesterol and help prevent coronary heart disease. Red clover helps prvent heart disease because of the presence of isoflavones, which can increase HDL “good” cholesterol, lower blood clots from forming and produce more flexibility in arteries.This phenomemnon is called “arterial compliance” and helps improve blood flow from the heart to the remaning body, while also thinning the blood and carrying more nutrients to cells.

Maintain Bone Strength

Red clover helps with bone recovery and cuts down the risk for osteoporosis, especially in post-menopausal women who are at the greatest risk for fractures and bone loss.The isoflavones present in red clover helps significantly improve bone conditions even in old ages.

Makes Hair Strong

Rich in isoflavones,Red clover tea is an effective hair rinse.It also makes the hair strong by eleminating dandruff and scalp irritations. The use of red clover softens the hair, adds greater volume to thicken hair and luster to the hair. It also makes the hair more manageable and less frizzy.

Prevents Cancer

The isoflavones present in red clover along with their estrogen-like effects help in fighting cancerous cells and thus lower the chances of more damage. Red clover has been proved to be the most effective in the prevention of endometrial and prostate cancer.It helps in preventing cancer by killing cancer cells (apoptosis).

Uses of Red Clover

Red clover has often been used to treat whooping cough and other throat related conditions such as bronchitis and sore throats. It is used in tinctures to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Clover

Side effects, including nausea, muscle aches, headaches, and heavy periods in some women have been found due to red clovers.The safety of red clover usage in patients with breast or endometrial cancer has not yet been established.People with protein S deficiency have an increased risk of forming blood clots and red clover might increase the risk of clot formation in these people because it has some of the effects of estrogen.

Cultivation of Red Clover

Trifolium pratense, the red clover, is a member of the bean family Fabaceae, native to Bulgaria ,Europe, Western Asia and northwest Africa, but planted and naturalised in many other regions.Red clover is best cultivated in the later part of spring and when sown earlier in the spring season (or late in the fall the previous year), it results in more harvests, and thus a greater overall yield over the growing season.

Popular Questions & Answers

1> I'm have smoke 12-14 cigarette per day please tell me how to clean my lungs. I want remove carbon AND all bad things please suggest me soon. 2> My penis size is 4 inch I want my penis size bigger can you please suggest some idea.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi, There are a variety of herbs and supplements that can help people stop smoking. Rhodiola extract in the mornings can increase dopamine receptors. Dopamine is a hormone associated with mood. Too little dopamine can lead to anxiety and depression. Increasing dopamine receptors and uptake can make people feel happier, more energetic and less like smoking a cigarette. People often feel nauseated when they are in withdrawal from nicotine. Ginger root may reduce nausea. Lobelia can be toxic so caution is needed when using. 1. Oats Oats are a heart healthy food that is high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and folate. Eating oats can help lower levels of bad cholesterol and keep arteries clear, which helps to lower risk of heart disease. They also contain chemicals called avenathramides that can reduce stress, strengthen the nervous system, fight free radials, and combat high blood pressure. All of these benefits can be crucial for smokers who are at a higher risk for heart disease. Oats can also directly help smokers quit. An extract derived from green oats can ease withdrawal symptoms and help to decrease cigarette cravings. 2. Herbal Cigarettes: Herbal cigarettes can replace regular cigarettes and help break the addiction. Smokers become used to reaching for a cigarette in certain situations and at specific times during the day. Sometimes a cigarette is about familiarity or comfort more than nicotine. Herbal cigarettes contain fewer chemicals and carcinogens in regular cigarettes. People can substitute herbal cigarettes to meet their psychological need for a smoke without compromising their health. The main benefits of herbal cigarettes are that they are not additive. These cigarettes contain zero nicotine. They are made with herbs such as mint, cinnamon, clover, cornsilk, licorice or lemongrass. They also have some carcinogens so they should only be used as a short-term aide to break the nicotine habit and not long-term. 3. Garcinia Cambogia: This herb is very good for chain smokers. It suppresses the desire of smoking in the smokers. This herb also helps to lower the body weight as it contains hydroxycitric acid which has very good fat burning properties. 4. Mimosa - Mimosa is a non-addictive herb which gives relief from the anxiety and stress that comes after quitting smoking. Some of the people start smoking again after quitting it as they face lot of fatigue and anxiety afterwards. 5. Korean Ginseng is a natural herb to stop stress and anxiety. This herb can be taken in the form of capsule or tincture. It gives calming and soothing effect to the body and helps the people to fight with the depression that occurs after giving up smoking. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Can you please suggest me how to quit cigrate. Due to cigrate am geetin problem in my chest.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi lybrate-user, There are a variety of herbs and supplements that can help people stop smoking. Rhodiola extract in the mornings can increase dopamine receptors. Dopamine is a hormone associated with mood. Too little dopamine can lead to anxiety and depression. Increasing dopamine receptors and uptake can make people feel happier, more energetic and less like smoking a cigarette. People often feel nauseated when they are in withdrawal from nicotine. Ginger root may reduce nausea. Lobelia can be toxic so caution is needed when using. 1. Oats Oats are a heart healthy food that is high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and folate. Eating oats can help lower levels of bad cholesterol and keep arteries clear, which helps to lower risk of heart disease. They also contain chemicals called avenathramides that can reduce stress, strengthen the nervous system, fight free radials, and combat high blood pressure. All of these benefits can be crucial for smokers who are at a higher risk for heart disease. Oats can also directly help smokers quit. An extract derived from green oats can ease withdrawal symptoms and help to decrease cigarette cravings. 2. Herbal Cigarettes: Herbal cigarettes can replace regular cigarettes and help break the addiction. Smokers become used to reaching for a cigarette in certain situations and at specific times during the day. Sometimes a cigarette is about familiarity or comfort more than nicotine. Herbal cigarettes contain fewer chemicals and carcinogens in regular cigarettes. People can substitute herbal cigarettes to meet their psychological need for a smoke without compromising their health. The main benefits of herbal cigarettes are that they are not additive. These cigarettes contain zero nicotine. They are made with herbs such as mint, cinnamon, clover, cornsilk, licorice or lemongrass. They also have some carcinogens so they should only be used as a short-term aide to break the nicotine habit and not long-term. 3. Garcinia Cambogia: This herb is very good for chain smokers. It suppresses the desire of smoking in the smokers. This herb also helps to lower the body weight as it contains hydroxycitric acid which has very good fat burning properties. 4. Mimosa - Mimosa is a non-addictive herb which gives relief from the anxiety and stress that comes after quitting smoking. Some of the people start smoking again after quitting it as they face lot of fatigue and anxiety afterwards. 5. Korean Ginseng is a natural herb to stop stress and anxiety. This herb can be taken in the form of capsule or tincture. It gives calming and soothing effect to the body and helps the people to fight with the depression that occurs after giving up smoking. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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How to make home made mouth wash, here you have mentioned mouthwash not advisable, which is available in the market. It may contain alcohol. We can make at home our own mouth wash. What are the ingredients for making that at home?

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
You can prepare various mouth wash like made from clover, Place cloves in a heat-proof container (such as a canning jar). Pour boiling water over cloves. Cover the container with a lid or plate and leave mixture to cool. Once cool, strain out the cloves and pour the clove-infused water into a clean container. Rinse mouth with approximately 1 teaspoon of the mixture. This mouthwash will keep approximately one week. A salt water rinse is not a mouthwash per se, but it is especially helpful for healing sore gums and ridding the mouth of bacteria. You can use peppermint, orange, lemon, lime… no need to boil it and it stores indefinitely. 10 drops essential oil mixed with 2 cups filtered water. Put in a dark bottle to store. Shake before use.

I have scaly dermatitis on left foot and right ankle. Doctors have tried clobetasol, miconazole,fluconazole, vitamin E, clotrimazole.I am suffering from 25 years. No benefit. I can't afford costly treatment. I have developed hyperthyroidism due to medicines.

Certificate Course in Fitness Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Hello, you can try some natural herbs and home remedies. I am listing some below: - Include virgin olive oil in the daily diet, and use flaxseeds or flaxseed capsules. - Eat plenty of raw seeds, nuts, sprouts, and beans, and sometimes cooked beans and seeds. - Take evening primrose oil (GLA) capsules. - Use blood- and skin-cleansing herbs. Try three parts burdock root, two parts red clover flower, and two parts dandelion root. - Liver and bowel cleanses and detoxification programs are helpful. You can take milk thistle herb for some time.

Main 22 year ki ladki hon main bohut patli hon or breast size b nahi hai sab mujhe silpot bolte hai please kuchh medichine batao jaise main meri breast or weight badha saku.

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Red clover is made up of four phytoestrogens that are believed to help increase breast size naturally. This herb can also make your breasts firm. 1. Add one or two teaspoons of dried red clover flowers to one cup of hot water. 2. Allow it to steep for 30 minutes. 3. Strain and drink this tea two or three times a day. 4. Follow this remedy for a few months to get the desired result. Also take a glass of warm milk and banana daily in morning. Include nuts and ghee daily in your diet. Consult after 4 weeks of following the above.
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Vaginal Dryness - 3 Ways To Treat It

MD - Physician
Sexologist, Coimbatore
Vaginal Dryness - 3 Ways To Treat It

Are you experiencing reduced libido along with intense dryness in your genitals? Loss of libido is a tough thing to cope with in women. In spite of having a great sex life, your vaginal area can become nonresponsive because of several reasons. You might not even know what is happening and the reasons which are causing the condition. These conditions are common in the menopause stage in women.

Reasons for decreased libido and vaginal dryness:

1. Several changes occur in a woman’s body during the menopause stage. The sex hormones, which include estrogen and progesterone start decreasing. This may lower your libido, cause vaginal dryness and affect your sex life to a great extent.

2. Testosterone is the sex hormone which turns you on or gets you into the mood for having sex. When the production of this hormone is insufficient, the urge for having sex gets affected and reaching an orgasm gets even harder.

3. The decrease in estrogen production causes several physical changes in a woman. The blood circulation to your sexual organs gets reduced, making you less sensitive to any kind of sexual stimulation. It also leads to vaginal dryness. The walls of the vagina also become thin due to which penetration may get painful.

Remedies for decreased libido

1. You should start practicing breathing exercises and do meditation for at least thirty minutes every day. This will enable you to eliminate stress, which is a primary trigger for decreased libido.

2. For balancing the estrogen levels, you should consume phytoestrogenic tea and supplements. Some important herbs which you should take include black cohosh, red clover and dong quai.

3. You should also consume aphrodisiac food items. Garlic is such a food item, which contains allicin and increases the blood flow to the vagina. Dark chocolate can also be taken.

Remedies for vaginal dryness

Several conventional vaginal lubricants may lead to irritation, infection and dryness of the vagina.

1. You should always use a natural lubricant, which is not associated with side effects and works effectively. Natural lubricants such as tea tree oil, coconut oil and vitamin E based oils provide effective vaginal lubrication. They also moisturize and repair the vagina.

2. You must keep fit and active. Regular cardio or yoga sessions will help with enhanced blood flow to your sexual organs, making you feel wet.

3. You should drink plenty of water and always stay hydrated in order to prevent dryness in the vagina.

Most importantly, it is a good idea to continue having sex. If you shy away and do not make any effort, the problem of decrease in libido will continue. Therefore, sex is the best way of encouraging your body. Proper communication with your partner is also necessary.

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Vaginal Lubrication - How It Can Be Managed?

Ph.D - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Coimbatore
Vaginal Lubrication - How It Can Be Managed?

Are you experiencing reduced libido along with intense dryness in your genitals? Loss of libido is a tough thing to cope with in women. In spite of having a great sex life, your vaginal area can become nonresponsive because of several reasons. You might not even know what is happening and the reasons which are causing the condition. These conditions are common in the menopause stage in women.

Reasons for decreased libido and vaginal dryness:

1. Several changes occur in a woman’s body during the menopause stage. The sex hormones, which include estrogen and progesterone start decreasing. This may lower your libido, cause vaginal dryness and affect your sex life to a great extent.

2. Testosterone is the sex hormone which turns you on or gets you into the mood for having sex. When the production of this hormone is insufficient, the urge for having sex gets affected and reaching an orgasm gets even harder.

3. The decrease in estrogen production causes several physical changes in a woman. The blood circulation to your sexual organs gets reduced, making you less sensitive to any kind of sexual stimulation. It also leads to vaginal dryness. The walls of the vagina also become thin due to which penetration may get painful.

Remedies for decreased libido

1. You should start practicing breathing exercises and do meditation for at least thirty minutes every day. This will enable you to eliminate stress, which is a primary trigger for decreased libido.

2. For balancing the estrogen levels, you should consume phytoestrogenic tea and supplements. Some important herbs which you should take include black cohosh, red clover and dong quai.

3. You should also consume aphrodisiac food items. Garlic is such a food item, which contains allicin and increases the blood flow to the vagina. Dark chocolate can also be taken.

Remedies for vaginal dryness

Several conventional vaginal lubricants may lead to irritation, infection and dryness of the vagina.

1. You should always use a natural lubricant, which is not associated with side effects and works effectively. Natural lubricants such as tea tree oil, coconut oil and vitamin E based oils provide effective vaginal lubrication. They also moisturize and repair the vagina.

2. You must keep fit and active. Regular cardio or yoga sessions will help with enhanced blood flow to your sexual organs, making you feel wet.

3. You should drink plenty of water and always stay hydrated in order to prevent dryness in the vagina.

Most importantly, it is a good idea to continue having sex. If you shy away and do not make any effort, the problem of decrease in libido will continue. Therefore, sex is the best way of encouraging your body. Proper communication with your partner is also necessary. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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3 Ways To Treat Vaginal Dryness

Sexual Health Clinic
Sexologist, Delhi
3 Ways To Treat Vaginal Dryness

Are you experiencing reduced libido along with intense dryness in your genitals? Loss of libido is a tough thing to cope with in women. In spite of having a great sex life, your vaginal area can become nonresponsive because of several reasons. You might not even know what is happening and the reasons which are causing the condition. These conditions are common in the menopause stage in women.

Reasons for decreased libido and vaginal dryness:

1. Several changes occur in a woman’s body during the menopause stage. The sex hormones, which include estrogen and progesterone start decreasing. This may lower your libido, cause vaginal dryness and affect your sex life to a great extent.

2. Testosterone is the sex hormone which turns you on or gets you into the mood for having sex. When the production of this hormone is insufficient, the urge for having sex gets affected and reaching an orgasm gets even harder.

3. The decrease in estrogen production causes several physical changes in a woman. The blood circulation to your sexual organs gets reduced, making you less sensitive to any kind of sexual stimulation. It also leads to vaginal dryness. The walls of the vagina also become thin due to which penetration may get painful.

Remedies for decreased libido:

1. You should start practicing breathing exercises and do meditation for at least thirty minutes every day. This will enable you to eliminate stress, which is a primary trigger for decreased libido.

2. For balancing the estrogen levels, you should consume phytoestrogenic tea and supplements. Some important herbs which you should take include black cohosh, red clover and dong quai.

3. You should also consume aphrodisiac food items. Garlic is such a food item, which contains allicin and increases the blood flow to the vagina. Dark chocolate can also be taken.

Remedies for vaginal dryness:

Several conventional vaginal lubricants may lead to irritation, infection and dryness of the vagina.

1. You should always use a natural lubricant, which is not associated with side effects and works effectively. Natural lubricants such as tea tree oil, coconut oil and vitamin E based oils provide effective vaginal lubrication. They also moisturize and repair the vagina.

2. You must keep fit and active. Regular cardio or yoga sessions will help with enhanced blood flow to your sexual organs, making you feel wet.

3. You should drink plenty of water and always stay hydrated in order to prevent dryness in the vagina.

Most importantly, it is a good idea to continue having sex. If you shy away and do not make any effort, the problem of decrease in libido will continue. Therefore, sex is the best way of encouraging your body. Proper communication with your partner is also necessary. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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Diet For Thalassemia

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Diet For Thalassemia

Thalassemia patients should not be given iron-rich foods as they may lead to other problems. Oysters, pork, beans, liver, peanut butter, beef, tofu, flour tortillas, cream of wheat, infant cereal, watermelon, prunes, peas, spinach, raisins, broccoli, and green leafy vegetables all fall under this category.

A nutrient extremely important for thalassemia patients is calcium. Due to the affliction, bones tend to become weak and fragile and as such, calcium rich foods are highly recommended to strengthen the skeletal system of the body. Foods high in iron content are dairy products, almonds, hazel nuts, sesame seeds, sardines, salmon, apricots, figs, oranges, currants, soy beans, white bread, white rice, kale cabbages, cauliflowers, beet, carrots, celery, alfalfa sprouts, turnips, cucumbers, garlic, lettuce, tomatoes, green chillies, potatoes, apples, cranberries, pomegranates, strawberries, pineapples, lemons, and acai berries, among others. 
 

  • You must include vitamin d in the diet of thalassemia patients as vitamin d helps in absorption and assimilation of calcium in the body. Some such foods are cod liver oil and soy milk.
  • Along with the specific diet, there are certain home remedies that may abate the symptoms of thalassemia.
  • The best home remedy to cure thalassemia is to consume a healthy and balanced diet to enhance the immunity of the body. Also, it helps prevent and cure weakness and fatigue, the prime symptoms of thalassemia.
  • Intake of foods rich in folic acid also helps alleviate the signs of thalassemia. Some such foods are lentils, egg yolk, dried beans, sweet potato, wholegrain bread, soya products, split peas, nuts, brussel sprouts, bananas and peaches, among others.
  • Two glasses of milk everyday helps cure thalassemia. Apart from milk, other dairy products that may be consumed on a regular basis are cheese, yogurt and butter.
  • You must avoid junk food as these foods interfere with the normal functionality of the body, making it fragile and weak. You must avoid carbonated or aerated drinks as well as canned or tinned foods (attributed to their high content of preservatives).
  • Another effective remedy is to consume a teaspoon of honey, twice a day. You may mix honey in milk and consume it regularly.
  • Certain yoga poses make your muscles and bones stronger. However, there is a disclaimer here. Such exercises should not be performed until advised by a doctor and must be carried out under the supervision of a certified yoga trainer.
  • Another effective remedy to relieve the symptoms of thalassemia is to consume ginger. Ginger serves to enhance the immunity of the body as well as enhance the appetite.
  • You may include lemonade in your diet to regulate a variety of processes and mechanisms in the body, helping alleviate the signs of thalassemia.
  • Minor habits like maintaining good hygiene can go a long way in protecting a thalassemia patient from other infections which would worsen the condition.
  • Apart from the regular home remedies, you may deploy herbal treatment to cure thalassemia. Some of the herbs used for curing thalassemia are:
  • Folate or folic acid is a component of vitamin b-complex and helps alleviate the symptoms of thalassemia. As such, you may consume certain herbs which supplements folate in the diet. Some such herbs are red clover leaves, nettle leaves, and oatstraw, among others.
  • You may also provide thalassemia patients with zinc supplements as some of them have low zinc level in the body, hindering normal cell metabolism and lowering general body immunity. Some of the herbs rich in zinc content are alfalfa, rose hips, parsley, dandelion, chickweed and burdock root, among others.
  • You may also employ homeopathic techniques to cure the affliction, which involves intake of highly diluted preparation made of plant tinctures, stimulating the natural healing process.

Drinking Milk - Can it Cause Male Breast?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Drinking Milk - Can it Cause Male Breast?

The development of a girl’s breast at puberty is a major differentiating factor between the silhouette of a boy and a girl. However, sometimes, men too can develop breast tissue. This condition is known as Gynecomastia. While it is not fatal or very harmful to a person’s overall health, it can cause emotional distress and affect a person’s self-confidence.

Gynecomastia can be triggered by a number of factors including diet, lifestyle, hormonal imbalances etc. One of the most surprising causes of this condition is milk. This is because milk is considered to be rich in oestrogen. When talking of milk, it can be categorised as organic and non-organic milk. In order to increase the amount of milk, a cow can produce they are often injected with hormones. Milk collected from cows who have received such treatment is known as non-organic milk while milk collected from cows who have not received any form of treatment to boost milk production can be termed as organic milk. Non-organic milk may also have a higher than normal IGF-I level. This refers to an insulin-like growth factor that aids in the development of breast tissue.

The main reason milk consumption is encouraged is for its high calcium levels. However, you can get your calcium from other natural sources as well. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and bok-choy are very rich in calcium and the calcium from these vegetables can be very easily absorbed by our bodies. Thus, skipping your glass of milk will not give you weak bones.

Gynecomastia can be treated. Increasing your intake of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower can help absorb and remove oestrogen from the digestive tract before it goes into the blood stream. Spices like turmeric can increase testosterone levels and help balance hormones. Phytoestrogens like flax seeds and soy can also help treat gynecomastia by minimising oestrogen levels and reducing cholesterol.

Two ayurvedic herbs that can increase the production of testosterone and thus, help maintain a balance between oestrogen and testosterone are tribulus terrestris and cordycep. Red clover can also help reduce oestrogen levels. Sarsaparilla is yet another ayurvedic herb that can help treat this condition by strengthening muscles.

In addition to these dietary changes and herbal medicines, one must also exercise to reduce fat tissue in the chest area. Lifting weights or chest bench presses are ideal exercises to strengthen chest muscles and reduce gynecomastia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

 

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Table of Content

Red Clover
Nutritional Value of Red Clover
Health Benefits of Red Clover
Reduces Menopausal Symptoms
Hypertension
Lowers the Risk for Cancer
Treats Skin Inflammation
Fights Respiratory Infections
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Maintain Bone Strength
Makes Hair Strong
Prevents Cancer
Uses of Red Clover
Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Clover
Cultivation of Red Clover